Sharing a few eats from my visit to Spain:
One of my goals during my Spain visit was to eat a lot. I acheived my goal successfully. Good meals were in abundance (I can't remember having one lousy meal).
The weather was so amazing we were usually eating outside, which was perfect for people watching, and eating in groups made it more fun to order several tapas per person and share.
My favorite tapas were melon wrapped in ham and artichoke hearts with ham. There was a lot of ham everywhere. I'm not really sure how a vegan or vegeterian would survive in this country of fabulous meats. Speaking of meat can we talk about the oxtail?
I grew up eating oxtail, it's one of my mother's best dishes, but this oxtail dinner I had in Madrid was spectacular. Up there with mom's? For sure.
One evening in Madrid after dinner, we ventured over to Chocolatería San Ginés — one of the oldest chocolate and churros cafes in the city. You order the fried dough with hot chocolate, which is thick melted dark chocolate (not the powdered stuff), and you dip and eat. So delicious.
After 10 days of all that wonderful food (and lots of meat) I was in need of something light. At our final stop in Spain, Barcelona, I found Juicy Jones. The colorful restaurant caters to vegan palates with a menu of mixed juices, salads and sandwiches. While sipping on my pineapple, kiwi, and something-else-juice and munching on the huge salad I ordered, I was admiring the fun and colorful murals throughout the space. Juicy Jones is such a cute spot.
What about you, have you been to Spain and enjoyed a particular meal? Do share.